Definition of condole in English:



[no object]condole with
  • Express sympathy for (someone); grieve with.

    ‘the priest came to condole with Madeleine’
    • ‘I most sincerely condole with you for the loss of your dear little girl.’
    • ‘‘We were shocked by this incident and the MILF condoles with the families of those killed in the attack,’ MILF spokesman Eid Kabalu said.’
    • ‘President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao Condole with the Leaders of Sri Lanka.’
    • ‘Barwari thanked Iraq's allies and condoled with the victims' families in the recent attacks in Fallujah and areas where Iraqi rebel resistance is heavily felt.’
    • ‘In March 1842, Mr Clerk of the Ludhiana political agency had led a diplomatic mission to Amritsar to condole with Maharaja Sher Singh on the death of his predecessor and congratulate him upon his accession.’
    consoling, consolatory, condoling, commiserative, sympathetic, understanding, compassionate, solicitous, gentle, tender, warm, protective, caring, loving
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Late 16th century: from Christian Latin condolere, from con- ‘with’ + dolere ‘grieve, suffer’.